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W. P. Mills House

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1916, Louis L. Mendal. 1 Maksoutoff St.

Set on a small island in the harbor, the W. P. Mills house is connected to Sitka by a 400-foot-long causeway, constructed in 1961. Previously, a succession of bridges performed that function. Designed in 1915 by architect Louis L. Mendal of Seattle for Sitka merchant and banker W. P. Mills (brother of May Mills), the house is best known for its views in all directions. The wood-shingled, wood-framed, one-and-a-half-story, gable-roofed house, constructed by local builder Tim Demedoff and completed in 1916, has large gable dormers and projecting bays. The thick stone foundations of this house survive from a Russian saltery, which had fallen into ruin long before the house was erected here.

Writing Credits

Alison K. Hoagland


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Alison K. Hoagland, "W. P. Mills House", [Sitka, Alaska], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Alaska, Alison K. Hoagland. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993, 195-195.

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